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April 08, 2018

Supply More Helicopters: Making UN Peacekeeping More Effective

From facilitating troop mobilty and rapid reaction, to surveillance, medical evacuation, and logistical support, helicopters play a crucial role in UN Peacekeeping missions. Despite the increasing dependence on helicopters, the UN does not have the necessary numbers.
April 08, 2018

The Last Partition in Europe: What Does Leadership Change Mean for Cyprus?

Although a Cypriot solution negotiated by Greek and Turkish Cypriots may seem virtually impossible. The reelection in February 2018 of Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades who along with his Turkish Cypriot counterpart, Mustafa Akınc, has been a longtime proponent of reunification under a bizonal...
April 07, 2018

Recruiting Jihadist Militants: A Changing Dynamic

The nature of jihadist recruiting has changed. Utilizing data on jihadist fighters coming from Turkey, Güneş Murat Tezcür and I find that the individuals who join Islamic organizations lack the theological training and political activism prevalent in recruits from past jihadi conflicts.
February 08, 2018

No Justice, No Peace: More than Just a Slogan?

Governing fairly is an essential element in creating peaceful societies. That’s what David Cortright, Conor Seyle, and Kristin Wall argue in their new book Governance for Peace. In peaceful societies, people rely on governance institutions to solve conflicts—they do not take up arms to fight their c...